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Finchem: Golf in good shape for Rio despite no-shows

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem says that golf will be in good shape heading into this year's Rio Games where he predicts "a superb Olympics," despite the recent withdrawals of several elite players.

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Doping bombshells rock WADA meeting as drug crisis deepens

World sport is facing an unprecedented drug crisis as yet another in a string of doping bombshells dropped at the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) foundation board meeting on Thursday, shocking officials.

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Thunder dispatch Spurs, advance to West finals

For much of the season, the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs seemingly were on a collision course. The teams with the two best records in the NBA were predestined to meet in the Western Conference finals, while the up-and-down Oklahoma City Thunder were an afterthought.

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2 weeks ago

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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MLB and Chevrolet renew partnership with multiyear deal

The sponsorship agreement, announced Thursday, enables Chevrolet to continue its role as the official vehicle of Major League Baseball. Chevrolet also becomes the official automotive sponsor of MLB and USA Baseball's Play Ball initiative.

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Scherzer equals MLB record with 20 strikeouts against Tigers

Max Scherzer equaled Major League's nine-innings record of 20 strikeouts on Wednesday, leading the Washington Nationals past Detroit Tigers 3-2.

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Fowler eyes unique second consecutive Players crown

American Rickie Fowler heads into his title defense at this week's Players Championship on the ultra challenging layout at the TPC Sawgrass well aware that no one has ever won the prestigious tournament in consecutive seasons.

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U.S. TV networks take new risk by airing shows against Olympics

The Olympics are such a television ratings juggernaut for NBCUniversal that rival U.S. networks have always watched from the sidelines, airing reruns and other cheap programs that are not going to attract many eyeballs.

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Curry scores 29 as Warriors eliminate Blazers

Stephen Curry bombed in a 3-pointer with 24.9 seconds remaining on Wednesday as the Golden State Warriors held off the Portland Trail Blazers 125-121 to seal the Western Conference semi-final playoff series four games to one.

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2 weeks ago

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at today's sports headlines.

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Congress putting daily fantasy sports games under scrutiny

Congress is conducting a fact-finding mission into the loosely regulated world of fantasy sports games — a multibillion-dollar business that seemingly advertised everywhere during the pro football season.

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Penguins win Game 6, eliminate Capitals

Nick Bonino scored 6:32 into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame Washington's frantic three-goal comeback to win 4-3 and eliminate the Capitals from the Eastern Conference semi-finals on Tuesday.

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Study: Ex-NFL players not at greater risk of suicide than general population

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studied nearly 3,500 retired players who played at least five seasons between 1959 and 1988.

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Obama honors UConn women

In the ceremony in the White House East Room, Obama said the UConn women, who finished their season undefeated, defied the old saying that you can't win all the time.

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Golf: The cancer of slow play at professional level

Rounds of golf that can take a total of five hours or more; players who are diplomatically described as being "methodical" or "deliberate;" inordinate waiting times on tee boxes for greens or fairways to clear.

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2 weeks ago

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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Curry voted NBA’s first unanimous Most Valuable Player

Stephen Curry on Tuesday scaled heights never reached by NBA greats such as Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James when he became the first unanimous winner of the league's Most Valuable Player award.

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Predators force decider after OT win over Sharks

Nashville's Viktor Arvidsson scored 2:03 into overtime to give the Predators a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks at Bridgestone Arena on Monday and force a decisive Game 7 in their Western Conference semi-final series.

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Gosper: Amid scandal, FIFA deserves credit for reforms

The "arrogance" of senior officials brought corruption-related turmoil to world soccer but important governance reforms could restore its credibility, according to influential sports administrator Kevan Gosper.

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Curry returns as Warriors take 3-1 lead over Trail Blazers

Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 40 points in overtime as the Golden State Warriors rallied for a 132-125 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday at the Moda Center.

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Running Man dance craze sweeps police departments across U.S.

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Baylor removes Starr as president, will fire coach over rape cases

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Baylor University has removed Kenneth Starr as president and will fire head football coach Art Briles after an independent report found administrators mishandled sexual abuse cases involving football players, the school announced on Thursday.